Tuesday, October 11, 2016


1 Thessalonians 5:18

I think one of the most important things to take with you on your Journey is an attitude of gratitude. A spirit of thankfulness makes all the difference when encountering obstacles along the way. So often we as Christians think our Journey should be smooth sailing, yet we have not been promised this.

An abundant life, yes. A traveling companion, yes. An easy yoke, yes to that as well, although sometimes it doesn't feel easy! These graces are promised to every child of God.

You can always, always, always find something for which you can be grateful. Whatever life has handed you, if you have the above things, you are okay and can make it. If you don't have them, it's time to have a come-to-Jesus moment.

I challenge you to look around you today and list what you have that someone else may be dying to have.

The Journey is our way Home. There is nothing more important than making that final destination. Jesus paid my ticket there, but I have to walk it out. In October, I will be observing the things that happen while traveling the Journey and writing a daily post about my observations.

Because I like to stretch myself, I will also do a challenge within a challenge - 31 days of 5 minute free writes. I will take a topic and run with it, writing furiously for 5 minutes, tailoring it to relate to my theme of examining life along the Journey.

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betty said...

I need to be better with my gratitude. I am thankful, just not as thankful as I should be.


Jamie Miles said...

Every morning I'm so thankful to wake up in a nice comfy bed, in a nice home with heat or air conditioning (whatever season). Whenever I start grumbling about getting out of bed when my alarm goes off in the dark -- that helps.

Linda Stoll said...

Good morning, Jerralea ...

Gratitude is a game-changer, for sure. We finally peel our eyes off ourselves and begin to name all the ways God has poured grace and beauty into our lives. We become less self-absorbed and more Christ-focused. Daily.

Love this.

Anonymous said...

Yes, gratefulness is key!